Vice President and Chief Information Officer
J. Brice Bible brings to the University at Buffalo a passion for higher education and information technology as UB’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. As the senior IT officer, he is responsible for the oversight of all components of UB’s information technology with a particular focus on advancing UB’s research and education mission as a progressive university. Bible has over 20 years of experience in higher education information technology services and has managed $35 million annual budgets with divisions as large as 300 people.
Bible comes to the University at Buffalo after serving as the first enterprise-wide Chief Information Officer at Ohio University, where he demonstrated his leadership abilities and formed a service-focused organizational model. He implemented a multi-faceted governance approach and created a comprehensive IT improvement and modernization program. Bible also collaborated to introduce an enterprise-wide IT alignment program, which included central and distributed IT services.
Following his undergraduate work at Tennessee Technological University for mechanical engineering, Bible earned an M.S. in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Bible’s impressive experience includes co-inventing ten U.S. patents, and he is a widely published author on higher education, lasers, and information technology. Along with numerous leadership appointments, Bible directed research and information technology at the UTC Center for Space Transportation and Applied Research, which included project management of an experiment designed for testing laser materials processes in a zero gravity environment, such as the NASA space shuttle flight.